Students excited to get back to ‘traditional’ grad events June 18

Approximately $33,000 in bursaries and scholarships will be awarded.

Hailey Aitchison celebrated her 2020 grad in COVID style, with a ballgown, flowers and a sweet motorcycle ride. Graduates were part of a “reverse parade” on Bridge Street, a substitute for the traditional “grand march” through downtown. (File photo)

Hailey Aitchison celebrated her 2020 grad in COVID style, with a ballgown, flowers and a sweet motorcycle ride. Graduates were part of a “reverse parade” on Bridge Street, a substitute for the traditional “grand march” through downtown. (File photo)

After two years of pandemic, the 2022 graduating class of Princeton Secondary School (PSS) is excited to hold a more ‘traditional’ commencement.

Thirty-two students will cross the stage June 18 in the school auditorium.

“It was 2019 the last time we gathered,” said PSS vice-principal Crystal Larsen. “This is the first time that we are able to publicly gather and bring in a crowd to celebrate our youth.”

While there will be be no COVID protocols in place, “we will still have to be COVID aware,” Larsen added.

Approximately $33,000 in awards, bursaries and scholarships will be awarded.

Larsen said she marvels at the generosity of local businesses and individuals, each year.

“Support from our community is unbelievable when it comes to grads. I don’t know the statistics, but I’m sure per capita we’ve got to be up there with the best in the province.”

The evening of commencement will include the traditional grand march, with grads in their finery delivered in classic cars to Veterans Square, and there will be three dances.

Afterwards there is a dry grad event that is going to be a bit of “mystery tour.” About two-thirds of the graduating students have already signed up for that event.

Prom will be held June 23 at the RockRidge Canyon retreat.

Related: Princeton high school graduation will look much different under pandemic rules

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